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    Sega Considered Jaleel White for Sonic Generations (Not!)

    Postby Dark Fox on October 6th, 2011, 1:18 am

    UPDATE: We contacted Jaleel about this via Twitter and he was quick to respond that this was not the case. See thread below.

    @knotholevillage wrote:@jaleelwhite Word on the street is that SEGA tried to get you to voice classic Sonic in the new Sonic game. Any truth to that?


    @jaleelwhite wrote:no truth at all @knotholevillage


    So there you have it. Either Webber misspoke or someone misheard. It was nice of him to mention the idea, though ;)

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    Report: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Generations
    By Tristan Oliver– October 6, 2011

    If So, How did they Fail where a Fan Movie Didn’t?

    We’re honestly not sure if Aaron Webber was playing around or serious when he told Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo the company sought the services of Jaleel White as a possible voice to classic Sonic in Sonic Generations, given the article’s humorous tone.

    Still, here is the passage that has a lot of Sonic fans talking:

    Oh, Webber told me, maybe they could have had Classic Sonic talk, if only they’d gotten actor Jaleel White on board. I didn’t know that White—better known as the nerdy Urkel in the 90′s sitcom “Family Matters”—had played classic Sonic in a bunch of cartoons. He did. HE would have been appropriate, but Sega couldn’t get him. Thus mute Classic Sonic will have to listen to Modern Sonic yammer on.

    The “cartoons” Totilo is referring to are the first three domestic Sonic animated series, including the syndicated Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC Saturday morning series, and later Sonic Underground.

    Even more noteworthy in Sega falling short of the get is the reminder a fan moviemaker pulled off the same feat months ago. Eddie Lebron, who is developing Sonic into a fan film, is working with White, who will voice the CGI hedgehog equivalent in-film.

    That said, those lines are likely recorded, and with roles in House among other things at present, White simply may not have the time. And there are those who will insist classic Sonic should remain mute, even with the option of a classic voice. Would you have an interest in hearing Jaleel White reprise his role via Classic Sonic in Generations?

    Source: http://www.tssznews.com/2011/10/06/repo ... nerations/

    Shame :cry: I think that it would have been awesome if he had gotten the role.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby LaserX5 on October 6th, 2011, 2:20 am

    Dark Fox wrote:Shame :cry: I think that it would have been awesome if he had gotten the role.


    Yea, that would have been way past cool indeed.

    I would even been happy if Ryan Drummond got a shot at voicing him.

    Oh well, at least Jaleel White will get to voice Sonic in an upcoming Sonic fanfilm.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby DaddlerTheDalek on October 8th, 2011, 8:16 pm

    Dark Fox wrote:Shame :cry: I think that it would have been awesome if he had gotten the role.


    Yeah it would be Awesome.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby Elisto Dragonwings on October 8th, 2011, 8:42 pm

    I would love to know if Sega actually did try to get Jaleel White. If so, I wouldn't even care if he did the voice or not, I'd be happy just to know Sega actually considered something significant from outside the games "classic" and important enough to add to the games!

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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby PorpoiseMuffins on October 9th, 2011, 9:29 pm

    This is very curious, indeed. It seems doubtful, though. For one, because it sounds like something Jaleel would jump at, and also because it seems like Sega wants to stay as true to the old game representation as possible, which means keeping him mute. Which is also what a lot of classic fans have been asking for.

    I sent Jaleel a tweet asking about it. Perhaps he'll take the time to clarify for us.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby PorpoiseMuffins on October 9th, 2011, 10:42 pm

    Jaleel's reply:

    Jaleel White wrote:no truth at all


    So there ya have it.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby henryii on October 9th, 2011, 11:21 pm

    PorpoiseMuffins wrote:Jaleel's reply:

    Jaleel White wrote:no truth at all


    So there ya have it.

    Disappointing.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby tross on October 10th, 2011, 1:27 am

    That's too bad. Well, there's always this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUQZTO7d ... lated(skip ahead to 0:21). Granted, it's probably fake. Rumors like this have always been false up until now. But it would be nice if it did turn out to be true.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby Elisto Dragonwings on October 10th, 2011, 8:47 am

    Aw... Not surprised, but still disappointing.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby LaserX5 on October 10th, 2011, 4:26 pm

    henryii wrote:Disappointing.


    Indeed...

    But, I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised.
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White to Voice Classic Sonic in Gener

    Postby PorpoiseMuffins on October 10th, 2011, 5:33 pm

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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White for Sonic Generations (Not!)

    Postby Elisto Dragonwings on October 10th, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Hey, cool of them to acknowledge you Porpoise!
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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White for Sonic Generations (Not!)

    Postby PorpoiseMuffins on October 11th, 2011, 10:18 pm

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    Re: Sega Considered Jaleel White for Sonic Generations (Not!)

    Postby PorpoiseMuffins on October 16th, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Aaron clarified his remarks: http://www.tssznews.com/2011/10/15/nycc ... e-remarks/

    Just a misunderstanding is all.
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